Daria de Pretis

Daria de Pretis (born 31 October 1956) is a Constitutional Judge of the Constitutional Court of Italy (since 11 November 2014) and a Law Professor. Previously she served as Rector of the University of Trento.

Daria de Pretis
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Daria de Pretis
Justice of the Constitutional Court of Italy
Assumed office
11 November 2014
Appointed byPresident of Italy
Personal details
Born (1956-10-31) 31 October 1956 (age 63)
Cles, Italy


Daria de Pretis was a Professor of Administrative, Comparative and Public law at the University of Trento, where she also served as Rector before being appointed to the Constitutional Court by the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano, on 18 October 2014.[1] At the university she also taught courses in EU Law and Law and Gender and was employed by the university for over twenty years.[2] She was sworn in on 11 November 2014.[3]

De Pretis has also served as head of the Italian Section of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences.[4]

She is married to Giovanni Kessler, former head of OLAF.


  1. ^ Claudia Fusani (19 October 2014). "Corte Costituzionale, Giorgio Napolitano nomina Daria De Pretis e Nicolò Zanon e avverte le Camere: "Ora i vostri giudici"" (in Italian). L'Huffington Post. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ "EGPL Member, Prof. Daria de Pretis, appointed Judge at the Italian Constitutional Court". European Public Law Organization. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  3. ^ "The Constitutional Court: Composition of the Court". Constitutional Court of Italy. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Daria de Pretis, President of the Italian Section if IIAS appointed judge at the Constitutional Court". International Institute of Administrative Sciences. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2015.